Policies violate American spirit

After hearing a letter from Janet Contreras being read by Glenn Beck of Fox News, I realized this is the beginning of a re-awakening of the American spirit. Janet wants President Obama to slow down and stop trying to “fix things” to his own way of thinking. She doesn’t want everything fixed for her, especially […]

Press needs to be skeptical of president

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama’s news conference Tuesday may have marked the beginning of the end of the administration’s honeymoon with the Washington establishment as personified by the Washington press corps. Although the president was still firmly in command of his audience, the questions were sharper and more pointed, a little less reverential than […]

Farmers: Recent rain not enough

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Recent rains have helped crops in Roosevelt and Curry counties, but farms and ranches still need more, producers said. Allen Deen, who dryland farms southeast of Floyd, said his family is planting hay grazer and milo. “We’re just marginal on our moisture, but we’re kind of running out of […]

Prince Street bridge raising resident concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The 20-year old Prince Street bridge was inspected by the Department of Transportation on May 5, which gave the bridge a 94.4 percent safety rating and proclaimed it not deficient. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Transportation schedules a regular inspection for the Prince Street […]

Bluegrass band Spring Creek stopping in Clovis

Lyons, Colorado-based bluegrass band Spring Creek is stopping in Clovis during its summer tour. The band will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Lyceum Theater on Main Street. The band is touring after releasing their new album “Way up on a Mountain” on May 5 with Rebel Records. The five-year-old four-piece band […]

Independence Day festivities to include live music, boat race

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File photo The Smoke on the Water fireworks display begins at 8:45 p.m. July 4 at Greene Acres Park. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Even though the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce isn’t quite to their $25,000 goal for the Smoke on the Water fireworks display, Director Ernie Kos said the day […]

Tower Twin theater closing

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PNT Photo: Clarence Plank Tower Twin Theater is closing tonight after it runs scheduled movies. The theater has been a part of Portales square for nearly 31 years. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico It’s curtains today for the Tower Twin Theatre. After years of entertaining Portales residents, the city’s only movie theater is closing […]

City Commission meeting set for Thursday

Freedom New Mexico Clovis City Commission members are expected to unanimously approve a resolution against closing the post office at 5th and Gidding. Commissioners meet 5:15 p.m., today at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The facility is thought to be targeted for closing as the U.S. Postal Service tries to find ways to cut costs. The […]

Ticket feature: Biker rally fundraiser set

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File photo The Kick Start bike rally which will take place on Main Street from Second to Fourth streets and run from Grand Avenue to Mitchell streets. It starts Friday evening and continues through Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Bikers and kids are a combination that never fails, according to Rocky Martin who […]

Education feature: Ready to step into leadership

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ryan Strong of Clovis,14, is hoping his second youth leadership conference in Boston will be as life-changing as the first in Washington, D.C. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ryan Strong divides his life into three sections. Before his first Congressional Youth Leadership Council conference, during, and after. Strong, who […]

Press Release: Game commission may change deer draw dates

The State Game Commission will meet July 2 at Heron Lake State Park to consider changing the date of the annual application deadline and drawing for deer hunting licenses, and to set season dates and bag limits for 2009-10 small game and waterfowl seasons. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, […]

Alternative governance plan approved for Clovis High School

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Clovis board of education approved an alternative governance plan for Clovis High School during Tuesday’s meeting after the high school failed Adequacy Yearly Progress exams for a fourth year in a row. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Four years of failing Adequate Yearly Progress exams has caught up […]

State authority halts Clovis schools renovations

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The state Public Schools Facilities Authority halted all but one of seven planned school renovation projects in the Clovis school district, pending additional student data. The Marshall Middle School renovation will continue as planned. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Public Schools Facilities Authority has put a […]

Dairy Fest to feature No.-1 hit country singer

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File photo The fourth annual Dairy Fest, complete with a Sammy Kershaw country concert, starts 5 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Special Events Center. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico This year’s Dairy Fest is featuring a No. 1-hit country singer and, for the first time, a mechanical-bull, on top of cheeseburgers, dairy foods, […]

Group testing home energy measurement method

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Dalinda Bangert of EcoTerra Enterprises in Santa Fe seals an air duct Tuesday prior to a leak test at a home being built in Clovis. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Current and past officials of the New Mexico Home Builders Association are pretty sure standards for energy efficiency will […]

6/24 Military digest

Johnson Airman Damien S. Johnson has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Johnson completed an eight-week program, which is also good for four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Johnson is the grandson of Mary Hall of Clovis.

Exploratory campaigns concerning

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist “Hey, since you work for the newspaper, there’s a guy I know…” I hear this statement a lot, but I’m finding these guys they know are most often considering running for office. “He’s not running yet, but he’s considering it, and I wonder if you could give him some coverage.” […]

Military Update: Disabled retiree money lacking

By Tom Philpott Active duty and reserve component members are closer to landing a 3.4 percent basic pay raise next January, which would be the 11th consecutive annual increase set higher than private sector wage growth. But in approving a $550.4 billion fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill and $130 billion for wartime operations last week, […]

Editorial: Proposed laws threat to growth of Internet

Freedom New Mexico Thousands of revenue-hungry, budget-poor taxing agencies are turning their appetites to the Internet, where new business models generate big bucks, much of it beyond tax collectors’ reach. A host of proposals in statehouses and Congress to tax and regulate the Internet threaten to unleash a multitude of unintended, unpleasant consequences. These government […]

Clovis business owner named to livestock marketing board

CNJ staff Charles Rogers of Clovis has been elected to the Livestock Marketing Association board of directors for a two-year term, according to a news release. Rogers spent 22 years at the Clovis Livestock Auction, the last 15 as owner and general manager. Prior to coming to Clovis, Rogers was part owner of the Roswell […]